The Governors of Holy Family School are a hard working group of volunteers from across our school and parish community.


Mrs Catherine Grand
Chair of Governors / Link Governor for Behaviour and Bullying

Mrs Rachel Smith
Safeguarding Governor / LAC / Mathematics Link Governor

Father Peter Kirkham
School Chaplin

Mrs Karen Hunt
Local Authority Governor Link Governor for Assessment Information / Link Governor for EYFS / Chair of SDC

Mr Jonathon Kirton
Foundation Governor, GDPO, Chair of the Finance and General Purpose Committee

Mr William McGuire
Health and Safety Governor / Link Governor for Religious Education and Catholic Life

Mr Clayton Tindle

Parent Governor Link Governor for Pupil Premium and Sports Premium



The School Governing Body is committed to the general principle of free education. The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that a wide range of activities, including school visits, residential experiences and clubs, can make towards all aspects of pupils’ education. The Governing Body would accordingly wish to promote and provide as far as possible such activities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for the benefit of pupils of the school. We do, however reserve the right to make a charge for the some activities which may from time to time be organised by the school. Please see the policy below.

Charging & Remissions Policy

Governor Pen Portraits

Name: Catherine Grand

Governor Type: Parent

Catherine with her husband and three young children who all attend Holy Family Catholic Primary School.

Date joined: July 2016

Responsibilities: Chair of Governors

I have three children, two of whom attend Holy Family Catholic Primary School so I am a busy mum but I am also a partner in a firm of solicitors. As an accredited member of Resolution with a specialism in Domestic Violence and Private Law I have a friendly manner and a practical way of dealing with matters which puts people at ease.
I joined the Governing Body in July 2016 and hope to use my skills and experiences to support the work of the school on their journey of rapid improvement. I became Chair of Governors on 1st January 2018.

Name: Clayton Tindle

Governor Type: Parent

Date joined: November 2019

Responsibilities: I am currently supporting the monitoring of Pupil Premium and Sports Funding 

We have two children who attend Holy Family Catholic Primary School both keeping us very busy. I’m married to Katie, Kai currently enjoys swimming, art and dojo and Kiara who keeps us on our toes.

I have a mixture of experience. I am currently an elected district councillor for the local ward, a senior planner for Wilko and also a GMB union post holder for the branch at Wilko with experience of health and safety, finance and a caring and understanding background also enjoy getting involved with charities and joining in with fund raising events.

I take great pride of becoming part of the team as a new parent governor, my skills and experience along with the support of all involved with the school will hopefully enhance the schools performance and maintain such a great environment for our children to learn and grow.

Also keen at sports football and table tennis when the diary isn’t full. I invite all to be involved in the schools progress and I am always available for anyone who needs support and guidance.

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